Graphic Designer

Avision Young

About You:

You are a high achiever looking to thrive in a fast-paced environment. You take pride in your own work but are comfortable collaborating with a team of highly motivated individuals. You can communicate clearly and concisely with teammates and clients, and you enjoy strong company culture and camaraderie. You can navigate multiple corporate functions, including global lines of service and corporate centers of excellence. You possess strong interpersonal skills and are willing to take on diverse tasks to achieve the team’s common goal. You value personal and professional growth and are ready to take the next step in advancing your career.

If this sounds like you, well, then you will love the culture at Avison Young!

About Us:

Avison Young is a global commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm, offering transaction, management, financial and consulting services. We’ve designed our corporate structure to best serve our clients by enhancing collaboration across our organization.

Real estate can have an enormous positive impact on people’s lives – and we’re in the business of making spaces and places work better for people. Our purpose is to create real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people.

We care about each other and we have each other’s backs. This makes AY a great place to be a client, and a great place to work. We support the whole person and their complete wellness – economic, mental and physical – because what’s best for our business comes from our people bringing their whole selves to work.

Of course we love it here, but outsiders think we’re pretty great too: Avison Young was awarded the prestigious America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2022, presented by Forbes and Statista, Inc. We’re proud to be regularly recognized for our team, services and culture and our team members enjoy comprehensive compensation and benefit programs. Through our customized work options, we give our people the flexibility to create a work environment that puts their overall well-being first. After all, we are powered by people.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


An exciting opportunity to work within our Central Region Marketing team at Avison Young in Chicago. The successful candidate must possess strong task management skills, exhibit excellent design skills, demonstrate an eye for detail, and must thrive in a fast-pace, team environment. The responsibilities listed below are representative but not limited to the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  • Provide creative and innovative approached to marketing programs 
  • Manage the design and layout of various marketing materials, including, but not limited to, new business proposals, presentations, and marketing collateral, brochures, property flyers, white papers, invitations, advertisements, and more. 
  • Support our digital marketing programs by becoming a “power-user” of our marketing technology tools, including Mapbox (mapping solutions), Templafly (content enablement program), Bynder (digital asset management), and Foleon (interactive digital publishing) 
  • Supports social media marketing by creating social graphics, animated gifs, videos for the Central Region; including LinkedIn 
  • Maintain brand consistency in line with global corporate standards at all times 
  • Arrange signage or special printing requirements for properties as required 
  • Oversee outsourcing and management of large print jobs and mailings, when required 
  • Assist brokers with implementation of property marketing strategies and advertising campaigns 
  • Work with team to design proposals, presentations, and marketing materials, including e-blasts, flyers, floor plans, maps, postcards, boards and signage 
  • Track on-going marketing initiatives 
  • Prepare marketing budgets and track related expenses for assignments 
  • Coordinate on-site events for clients and the brokerage community and execute marketing campaigns, create invitations and manage RSVP lists 
  • Assist with web listing updates and other web-based property and team marketing
  • Update contacts and internal CRM as needed 
  • Other special projects as assigned

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Can understand how to take a project from concept to execution with minimal guidance 
  • Can manage stakeholder relationships with minimal intervention from a supervisor 
  • Establishes processes and continually seeks to improve ways to complete tasks 
  • Knowledge of technology and digital platforms, with a future-focused mindset to continually learn 
  • Orchestrates projects by knowing who to collaborate with across the region and firm, can assign tasks to others while maintaining accountability for the final result 
  • Strong project management and process management skills 
  • Exceptional problem solving and attention to detail 
  • Ability to multi-task, utilize effective time management skills, and be able to recognize and respond to time sensitive issues and tasks 
  • Excellent communication, writing, grammar and interpersonal skills 
  • Uses a broad range of marketing tactics and concepts, thinks creatively and devises new approaches to meet business goals


  • Advanced knowledge and efficient use of Adobe Creative – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, After Effects, Premier (at least 2 years of working knowledge) 
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial/large-format print and digital production 
  • Bachelor’s degree (focus in studio art, graphic design, or related field a plus) 
  • Strong Microsoft Suite knowledge 
  • Experience maintaining and managing brand compliance a plus

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